Mariah Carey Stands With Olivia Newton-John For Performance Of 'Hopelessly Devoted To You'

Apr 06, 2020 by apost team

There are some iconic songs and artists that you just don't forget. Their style gets stuck and set in your head from the moment you hear them the first time. Two great singers, both legends of their own, teamed up for a special moment. During one of her live performances in 1998, Mariah Carey started to sing a rendition of the classic "Hopelessly Devoted To You" song known from Grease when Olivia-Newton-John joined her on stage.

Mariah Carey is one such singer who has a very unique style. The pop icon is known for her rare vocal range covering five octaves, which even Guinnes World Records has noticed her for. Guinness has even coined a special nickname for Carey: the 'Songbird Supreme'. Just back in December last year, Guinnes World Records presented Carey three certificates for world records she had set with her Christmas song "All I Want For Christmas Is You". Her talent lies not only in singing, however. Carey is also a celebrated actress, producer and songwriter.

Olivia Newton-John is another singer, songwriter and actress with her very own special style. Known especially for her role in Grease, the star has been a beloved icon of American song and film since the 1970s. "Hopelessly Devoted To You" originated from this movie. Newton-John has been performing it for many years and has completely made it her own.

When Newton-John joined Carey on the stage, there was no contest between two well-known legends. Despite the fact that both singers' singing styles differ greatly, their shared moment on stage was completely harmonious. Carey opened the performance by admitting she had loved the song ever since she was child and started in on the first verse. Then she walked to the side and, with a big smile, introduced the surprise guest for the song: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Olivia Newton-John!"

Of course the audience loved it. Newton-John seamlessly joined in on the song, taking over the lyrics for a moment. The two voices didn't overpower each other but instead complimented one another perfectly. Carey made sure to give Newton-John her moment in the limelight of the stage, taking a step back and serving as backup singer for a moment. Her respect for the older legend was obvious.

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